Dr. Marsha Vaughn | Psychology & Sociology Department | Judson University Christian College
Marsha Vaughn

Marsha Vaughn Profile

Contact Information

Name:Marsha Vaughn
Title:Professor of Psychology
Department:Psychology and Sociology
Year Started:2001
Phone Number:847-628-1120
Office Location:Lindner Tower 310


Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University, 1999
M.MFT, Marriage and Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University, 1995


Before coming to Judson in 2001, Dr. Vaughn worked as a hospital chaplain and as an addictions counselor. More recently she has worked with non-government organizations (NGOs) in Ghana and Zambia. She spent the fall 2012 semester as visiting faculty at Harlaxton College in England, the British campus of the University of Evansville (Indiana).

For the past few years she has served as the faculty advisor for Judson’s chapter of International Justice Mission.

Courses Taught:

  • Marriage & the Family
  • Positive Psychology & Human Adjustment
  • Counseling Theories
  • Family Theories
  • Health Aspects of Chemical Dependency
  • Gender, Self, and Society
  • Statistics and Research Design
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Expertise / Involvements

Family relationships and spirituality, family systems theory applied to organizations/businesses, and global women’s/children’s issues.


  • Vaughn, M. J. (2010, April). With what are we entrusted? Motivation and meaning for steward-managers of family firms. Poster presented at the Family Enterprise Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Jankowski, P. J., & Vaughn, M. J. (2009). Differentiation of self and spirituality: Empirical explorations. Counseling and Values, 53(2), 82-96.

Professional Societies or Affiliations

Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, Illinois)

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World